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2010-08-19 15:16:49

Fire thought of as the quintessential human invention. Now scientists have found that emerging, more energy efficient lighting technologies could be the key to a better quality of life. New research published today, Thursday, 19 August, in a special issue of IOP Publishing's Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics shows that solid-state lighting (SSL), a new technology based on semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs), has the potential to increase our consumption of light and therefore our...

2010-08-18 03:00:57

People turn off lights in vain, ignoring real efficiencies Many Americans believe they can save energy with small behavior changes that actually achieve very little, and severely underestimate the major effects of switching to efficient, currently available technologies, says a new survey of Americans in 34 states. The study, which quizzed people on what they perceived as the most effective way to save energy, appears in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The largest...

2010-06-16 07:01:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, IRVINE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenWave Reality today announced its innovative home energy management platform for Europe, North America and Asia. The GreenWave Reality platform creates smart energy-efficient homes through the monitoring and controlling of devices. This system benefits both utilities and consumers; utilities enhance their relationship with consumers and can better balance energy on the grid while consumers can conserve energy...

2010-06-01 13:21:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sparxent's Verismic Software today announced that it has joined Climate Savers Computing Initiative. The initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing power consumption of IT equipment. Together, Verismic and the other industry-leading members of the initiative will work to increase the adoption of energy-efficient IT equipment and increase awareness and use of computer power management. "More and more companies are working to...

2010-05-24 07:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- GridPoint, Inc., an established leader in smart energy solutions, today announced that is has been awarded a contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to install energy management systems in selected post office locations across the U.S. This award reflects GridPoint's leadership position in delivering energy management systems that enable enterprises to track and manage energy consumption and reduce operating costs across multi-site...

2010-04-22 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, North America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, revealed today details of its 'Using Greener Methods' environmental program, demonstrating their commitment to protect the Earth and the environment. This comprehensive program is a leader in the HDTV market in addressing power consumption and energy standards, development of new, more efficient technologies, use of materials and elimination of hazardous substances, and recycling of...

2010-04-21 05:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today unveiled a new sustainability initiative dedicated to helping customers run more carbon-efficient Web infrastructure and improve their energy consumption. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100225/AKAMAILOGO ) Akamai's sustainability initiative includes a focus on enhancing the carbon...

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2010-03-29 14:33:30

After an extensive period of testing, researchers have launched an Internet portal to showcase the real-time measurement and visualization of energy use on the University of California, San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Energy Dashboard (http://energy.ucsd.edu/) allows users to see up-to-the-second information on a structure-by-structure basis for 60 of the largest buildings on the La Jolla campus. The data is provided by UC San Diego Physical Plant Services from over 200 energy meters...

2010-03-16 09:27:00

KLEIN, Texas, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Klein Independent School District estimates that they will save approximately $150,000 per year in energy costs following the installation of its Uniphy network thermostats, a Web-enabled intelligent network thermostat created by Proliphix. The district did a 12-month field trial with the thermostats before deciding to deploy them district wide. The estimated annual savings are based on the results of the field trial, which showed over a 40% reduction...

2010-03-10 09:13:00

TROY, Mich., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ilumisys, Inc., developer and producer of next-generation solid-state lighting technology, announced today that channel partner Ecogreen Solutions Inc. has installed LED light tubes at Holiday Inn San Diego Downtown in San Diego to improve lighting quality and lower energy costs. Los Angeles-based Ecogreen Solutions replaced T-8 fluorescent lights in the hotel's subterranean parking lot with ilumisys MK2 T-8 LED light tubes, which will result in a...


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